Comparing Cycling Shorts / Bibs

For all cyclists, finding a comfortable pair of cycling shorts is as important as finding a comfortable saddle. The right chamois, technical fabrics, and fit will allow you to enjoy hours of adventure on your bike. Each year we look at our line and make tweaks and add new garments based on your feedback. To ensure the absolute best quality and performance, we proudly manufacture by hand every single pair of bibs and shorts along the famed California Central Coast in our Grover Beach factory.

Quality Italian sourced chamois and fabrics allow us to deliver distinct products - ready to meet the performance needs of anyone from a pro cyclist, to a weekend enthusiast. Multiple chamois choices allow you to pick the perfect type of padding for your needs. These are paired with either our Forza HC, Milano, or Sola fabrics to deliver a comfortable fit and padded protection for any ride. For added safety and visibility, many of our stock shorts feature Hi-Vis reflective accents as well.

  • Forza HC is an embossed, tightly knit textile that is assembled using Voler’s Flat Seam technology to provide a smooth performance compression fit.
  • Milano has a subtle knitted texture and is a perfect combination of lightweight breathability and support.
  • Sola fabric has a smooth matte finish, and is engineered for durability. Sola is well suited for the novice rider.

Black Label

Black Label Bib

Form. Function. Style. Performance. The Black Label short features all of Voler’s latest product innovations to offer the absolute best in sleek, comfortable, high-performance cycling apparel. If you demand the best, Black Label is for you.


The Caliber short has been updated with Milano fabric and new Orion pad for 2016. Priced at an extremely great value for a high-end short. The Flat Seam, five-panel design is a great choice for cyclists who enjoy grand fondos or all-day trail rides. The Italian-milled Milano fabric is lighter, more breathable, and more supportive than Sola, and the Orion chamois is has minimal contours with ample high density foam to keep you comfortable in the saddle for hours. Bib tops feature super stretchy Titano micro mesh and flat seam construction.


Jet Shorts

Featuring the extremely comfortable silicon-free PowerBand leg openings, the Jet short is a Voler customer favorite. Based on our FS Pro short, Jet has a performance proven multi-panel construction well suited for endurance riders.

Peloton / POD


Peloton shorts and bibs are offered with a wide variety of designs via our Print on Demand program. Featuring our super-opaque Sola fabric and Elan chamois, these shorts are designed to be a work-horse providing you years of riding enjoyment. Since we offer these in so many designs and colors you are sure to find a unique design that matches your unique style.

  • Features: Sola fabric, Overlock Stitch, Silicon Gripper Leg Bands, wide variety of colors / art choices.
  • Chamois: Elan
  • Level: Tour
  • Fit: Athletic
  • Ride time: 4 hours
  • Styles: Bibs, Shorts
  • Gender specific designed sizes
  • Retail Price: $79 - $89



First introduced in 2010, the Avanti short is a long time Voler favorite that possesses all the comfort, durability, and performance our customers have come to expect from our products. Recently updated with Hi-Vis reflective accents, this short is a great choice for new cyclists just getting into the sport.

Side By Side Cycling Short Comparison

Short Construction Fabric Pad Ride Time
Avanti Overlock Sola Apex 3 hrs
Peloton Overlock Sola Elan 4 hrs
Jet Flat Seam Sola Elan 4 hrs
Caliber Flat Seam Milano Orion 6+ hrs
Black Label Flat Seam Forza HC Comp HP 6+ hrs

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